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Wild potatoes in Costa Rica, 1996
Collectors: D.M. Spooner, R. Hoekstra and B. Vilchez
From November 24 to December 23, 1996, a collaborative collecting expedition was organised by Costa Rica, The United States and The Netherlands to collect wild potato germplasm in Costa Rica
and gather field data for taxonomic studies.
Collections were made at 13 sites, 10 of these with mature fruits. The collections considerably extended the numbers and geographic range of the germplasm available from Costa Rica, previously available from only two sites.
In 'Documents' you will find the report of this expedition with a list of collected material. The new samples are listed on page 17-20.
Collecting forms have not been used, the collecting data were directly stored on a laptop. Longitude & latitude were recorded by GPS, altitude by an altimeter. Lon/Lat data suffer some inaccuracy, due to deliberate changes by the US military, equivalent to about 100 meters of distance. This "Selective Availability" was turned off in 2000.
- Download an Excel file with all materials of this mission that is documented at CGN: 4 accessions and 9 samples that were not included in the CGN collection (in EURISCO format).
- More material of this mission is available in the US Potato Collection (GRIN),
type: SHV* into the search field other type of identifier.